The Human Brain Project (HBP) Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoI) – 7 projects selected for EC funding for the third Specific Grant Agreement (SGA3)

    29 May 2020

    7 projects were selected for EC funding from October 2020 to March 2023 (SGA3 phase). Actual funding of these projects goes hand in hand with the successful signature of the SGA3 Grant Agreement by the Commission, which is currently ongoing.

    The new partners will be integrated into the HBP Consortium.


    From September 2019 to December 2019, the HBP launched 9 CEoIs to add new partners to the HBP Consortium, who will contribute to the development of the research Infrastructure (EBRAINS) and increase the scope of its application in terms of innovation, neuroscience and clinical research.

    The selected proposals are the following:

    BRICON, planning to work on Brain Inspired Consciousness.

    Coordinator: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France


    • Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPIEA), Germany
    • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, (UPF), Spain
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
    • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), Netherlands
    • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France

    NetScovery will work on Model-free and model-based inference and validation workflows for causal brain network discovery.

    Coordinator: Aix-Marseille University (AMU), Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (INT), France


    • Italian Institute of Technology/ Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia , Italy
    • Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (ICM), France
    • Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), France
    • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain
    • Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin (Charite), Germany

    MOBILE will work on Multimodal Whole Brain Imaging in Epilepsy.

    Coordinator: Aix-Marseille University (AMU), Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine, France


    • Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille, Clinical Neuroscience Department, France
    • Aix-Marseille University (AMU), Fresnel Institute, France
    • Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille, Medical Imaging Department, France

    RisingNet will work on Whole-bRaIn rodent SpikING neural NETworks.

    Coordinator: Università degli Studi di Pavia (UNIPV), Italy


    • Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin (CHARITE), Germany
    • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
    • University of Naples Federico II, Italy
    • Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden

    COREDEM will work on The Influence of Complex Reward Computation and Working Memory Load on Decision-Making: A Combined theoretical, human and non-human primate Approach.

    Coordinator: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain


    • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven KU Leuven (KUL), Belgium
    • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
    • La Sapienza University, Italy
    • University of Barcelona (UB), Spain

    FIPPA will work on The Functional Interplay between Plasticity Processes for Arbor.

    Coordinator: University of Goettingen, Germany


    • Heidelberg University (UHEI), Germany

    ArborIO will work on Arbor Implementation of the Inferior Olive Network.

    Coordinator: Erasmus Medical Center, Neuroscience Dept., Comp. Neuro. Unit, The Netherlands


    • Erasmus Medical Center, Neuroscience Dept., Neuroeng. Unit, The Netherlands
    • University of Pavia, Dept. of Cognitive and Brain Sciences (UNIPV), Italy International School for Advanced Studies, Neuronal Dynamics Lab., Italy

    The HBP is very happy to welcome these new Partners to the Project and looks forward to great synergies, fruitful exchanges and innovative advancements.